Ventilation: A Breath of Fresh Air for Your Winchester Home and Indoor Air Quality08/12/2015 When you contemplate indoor air quality, you might imagine the fresh, clean spring air gliding through an open window and a comfortable home—a feeling you would love to experience all year. Unfortunately, the weather in Winchester makes this difficult during the more severe months. But do you have to give up this fresh air just because the weather isn’t cooperating? The answer is “no.” With proper ventilation, your indoor air quality can be premium—regardless of what it’s like outside. Ventilation is more than just opening a few windows or doors in your home. While it's definitely refreshing on picturesque, mild days, it’s not something you can do just any day in Winchester. The bright side is that technological advances have allowed us to replicate the benefits of clean, fresh air flowing through your windows and doors using your heating and cooling equipment. By drawing in just the right amount of fresh, outdoor air, today’s ventilation systems provide you with the advantages of standard ventilation like eliminating odors, chemicals and other contaminants from your indoor air. This process purges stale air from your home and produces nicer feeling air. It’s a great way to make your home’s air as comfortable as possible without wasting energy. There are two types of ventilation systems available: Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) and Heat Recovery Ventilators (HRVs). Because of the climate, it's recommended that homes in most of the United States and all of Canada to use HRVs. ERVs are used most frequently in the hotter southern regions. Improving ventilation is just one thing you can do to get better indoor air quality. We’ve got a number of other ways to help you improve indoor air quality, from using dehumidifiers to improving air filtration and utilizing air purification. Give Thornberry Bros Inc a call at 859-745-1564 or schedule an appointment online. We are here to take your home’s air quality to the next level.